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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

EU lawmakers adopt Brexit resolution, reject pro-Gibraltar hint Reuters
European Parliament adopts Brexit resolution Financial Times
EU parliament votes in favour of Brexit negotiation red lines City A.M.
Big Banks Poised to Scoop Up Fintech Startups, Report Finds Bloomberg News
Financial institutions risk 24 pct revenue loss from fintech - PwC Reuters
EU27 banks may not know where to turn post-Brexit, as UK leaving the EU triggers declustering effect of financial services industry, warns AFME
City A.M.
EU watchdog warns banks over bypassing share trading rules Reuters
Assets seized, woman arrested in Dutch-British tax fraud case Reuters
The ECB's balance sheet breaks the 4 trillion euro barrier Europa Press
Green light for money market funds Börsen-Zeitung
EIOPA tightened regulations Börsen-Zeitung

UK AND IRELAND

London and Brussels urged to agree Brexit transition deal to protect banks The Daily Telegraph
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief backs City of London retaining euro clearing crown City A.M.
Prime Minister Theresa May says free movement could be green lit for a Brexit transition City A.M.
Bank lobby warns of market ructions if Brexit talks stumble Reuters
Finance lobby group warns on tight two-year Brexit timetable Financial Times
JPMorgan softens tone on Brexit jobs warning Reuters
Sick of Brexit Limbo, Foreign Bankers Are Asking to Be Sent Home Bloomberg News
EU's Dombrovskis: must avoid race to bottom to lure UK banks Reuters
Rate hike caution necessary with looming consumer spending slowdown says Bank of England official City A.M.
BOE Policy Tightening Better Late Than Premature, Vlieghe Says Bloomberg News
Watchdog drafts in City law firm to handle PwC leak probe Sky News
Scotland on brink of recession as the economy shrinks to underperform the rest of the UK City A.M.
S&P warns toxic mortgages threaten economy and weigh on bank profits Irish Independent
Firm that funds cases eyes Dublin move as litigation ban tipped to go Irish Independent
Nama ahead of schedule as €952m in bonds repaid Irish Independent
Nama now owes less than 2% of its original €30.2bn debt The Irish Times
Trade credit claim rise 'no need for concern' experts say Post

Citadel Securities
US financial giant Citadel Securities opens Dublin operation The Irish Times

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
Ecclesiastical appoints Andrew McIntyre as non-executive director Post

Liontrust Investment Partners
Liontrust looking to snap up more fund teams after Alliance deal The Daily Telegraph

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group to close 100 branches and cut over 325 jobs Reuters
Lloyds Bank is closing 100 high street branches, with more than 400 job losses City A.M.
Corsham bankless after Lloyds closure announcement Gazette and Herald

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's inaugurates India branch with MS Amlin and the UK Chancellor Intelligent Insurer
Lloyd's faces 'structural revolution' as market challenges drive change, says Macquarie Post
Lloyd's "structural revolution" forecast, as ILS capital increases share: Analysts Artemis

London Stock Exchange Group
London Stock Exchange launches private placement platform Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Williams & Glyn boss and other top dogs quit RBS after plans ditched to spin it off as a separate challenger bank City A.M.
Architects of RBS branch spin-off quit as Brussels probes Plan B Sky News

RSA Insurance Group
RSA takes part in study of autonomous vehicle prototype Post

Standard Life
Standard Life considering Dublin as EU base post-Brexit The Irish Times

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Swiss Still Unhappy About Omission from Bank Raid Process Bloomberg News
Swiss won't help France investigate tax case using stolen data Reuters
Swiss making progress in 1MDB case despite Malaysia's silence: top prosecutor Reuters
Bank data transfer blocked for stolen Falciani files swissinfo.ch
Private banks approve new deposit insurance Börsen-Zeitung
Berlin rejects Bad Bank Börsen-Zeitung
Banks' Association is setting up a new peak Börsen-Zeitung
Cash must stay even in digital age, says German economy minister Reuters
Online banking is on the rise Börsen-Zeitung

Allianz Group
Allianz is on the motorway Börsen-Zeitung

Chubb
Evan Greenberg attacks brokers' 'abusive behaviour' Financial Times

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse is handing out its key regions finews.ch

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Said Near Full Takeup for $8.5 Billion Share Sale Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank Wins With Capital Increase Handelsblatt
Qatar Sheikh Said to Use Margin Loan for Deutsche Bank Stake Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank Clings on to Billionaires to Maintain a Rare Lead Bloomberg News
Two appointments at Deutsche Bank MF
Deutsche Bank is pushing ahead with mobile payments Börsen-Zeitung

Euroclear
Euroclear CEO wants to invest heavily Börsen-Zeitung

GAM
GAM Holding urges shareholders to reject RBR proposals at AGM Reuters

Hypo Real Estate
HRE bad bank plans resolution Börsen-Zeitung

SIX Group
SIX eyes assets of banks exiting payments business Financial Times

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Le Pen Ambushed in French Debate as Macron Attacks on Euro Bloomberg News

ASR Nederland
BRIEF-NLFI sells 20 million shares in ASR Reuters

BNP Paribas
French bank BNP sells its share in $2.5 bln Dakota pipeline loan Reuters
BNP Paribas appoints new wealth management chief for APac Financial Times
MOVES-BNP Paribas names CEOs for wealth management units in three regions Reuters

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank
Nederlandse Waterschapsbank issued international bonds for SEK 1,250.0m maturing in 2025 with a 1% coupon Cbonds

NN Group
Nationale-Nederlanden up 15% on profit before tax in 2016, up to 35 million euros Europa Press

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The CNMV and the Treasury meet with bankers of the City to attract their operations to Madrid after the 'Brexit' Europa Press
Ground clauses: consumer associations believe that the Supreme Court "creates confusion for customers" El País
The Government has withdrawn more than 67.3 billion from the pension fund as of 2012 El Mundo

Banco Santander
Santander's shareholders meeting to vote on new flexible dividend tomorrow Expansión
QIA's Santander Brasil offer prices below suggested tag: sources Reuters
Santander Brasil offer seen pricing near 25 reais/share - sources Reuters
Banco Santander issued international bonds for USD 500.0m maturing in 2022 with a 3M LIBOR USD + 1.56% coupon Cbonds
Banco Santander issued international bonds for USD 1,000.0m maturing in 2027 with a 4.25% coupon Cbonds
Banco Santander issued international bonds for USD 1,000.0m maturing in 2022 with a 3.5% coupon Cbonds

Bankia
Bankia multiplies 4.6 mortgage applications last March after abolishing fees Europa Press

Cecabank
Cecabank pushes open forum for banks and fintech to promote collaborative platforms Europa Press

EVO Banco

Evo should analyze the purchase of Deutsche Bank Spain if the price is "acceptable" and will reach new alliances soon Europa Press

Novo Banco
Moody's downgrades Portugal's Novo Banco over bond-exchange plan Financial Times

ITALY AND GREECE

The ECB allows the rescue of the Italians Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza Europa Press
Venetian Banks: EU, Italy are still debating ANSA
Vestager: Italy lagging behind the Venetian banks MF
Italy to require disclosure when stakes in firms rise above 10 pct - draft Reuters
Cyprus Looks to Shed Junk Rating With Economic Rebound Story Bloomberg News
Greece and Brussels 'a breath away' from deal Financial Times
Tusk says Greece, lenders close to concluding bailout review Ekathimerini
Eurogroup chief says 'progress' in talks, but deal remains elusive Ekathimerini
EU, Greece urge deal on bailout review on Friday Ekathimerini
Tsipras wants emergency EU summit if no deal is reached Friday Ekathimerini
Greece warns of bail-out hitch The Daily Telegraph

Banca Farmafactoring
Farmafactoring worth on the stock exchange 800 000 000 Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Mediolanum
Mediolanum dividend of 0.40 euro even on the budget in 2017 MF

Banca Popolare di Vicenza

BRIEF-Italy's Popolare di Vicenza sells 6.02 pct in Cattolica Assicurazioni Reuters

Generali
Generali with cantonal bank president as a board member finews.ch

UniCredit
Aabar dismantles the network of Unicredit MF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Nets acquires Finnish business FinansWatch
BRIEF-Norway insurers could make more non-insurance investment - ministry Reuters

Danske Bank
Mail casts doubt on the Danske Bank topchefs defense in money laundering case FinansWatch

Nordea Bank

Swedish Minister opens the door ajar on Nordea's headquarters FinansWatch
Bank Analyst switches to Nordea FinansWatch
Nordea recommends dropping large proportion of Danish shares in the portfolio FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Turkey's Central Bank Pushes Rates to the Max Before Referendum Bloomberg News
Turkish Banks Are Taking Losses on Mortgages After Rate Pressure Bloomberg News
Russian banker convicted in U.S. spy ring deported to Moscow Reuters
The Ministry of Finance is ready to toughen the banks participation in the OFZ program Vedomosti
Russia to raise daily forex purchases to 3.5 bln roubles-finmin Reuters
Moscow Stock Exchange will change the calculation of indices Vedomosti
Financial market regulator KNF's new calculations on FX loans similar, slightly more costly than previous ones - NBP chief Glapinski PAP
Poland to present FX loan proposals soon, plans "no major surprises" - NBP head PAP
Altus TFI to takeover BPH TFI Warsaw Business Journal
RPP keeps interest rates unchanged Warsaw Business Journal
AuM of Poland's private pension funds OFE edge up by 0.1% m/m to PLN 167.6 bln at end-March PAP
Bosnia risks delay to IMF funds after missing reform deadline Reuters
Croatia set to pass law to shield economy from Agrokor-like fallouts Reuters
Croatian power bourse to launch intraday market on April 26 Reuters
Overdue loans at Armenia's banks grow 3.3% in February to AMD 33.6 billion ArmBanks

Banca Transilvania
Teraplast Bistrita to borrow EUR 13 million from Banca Transilvania Romania Insider

Sberbank of Russia
Gref: "daughter" of Sberbank in Ukraine will be sold at a price less than the amount of capital Vedomosti
Sberbank Plans to Submit Subsidiary Sale Documents to Kiev Regulators This Week Sputnik News
Maksimovskaya will not join the Sberbank team Vedomosti
Sberbank CEO says c.bank rate doesn't influence economic growth much Reuters

Timer Bank
Depositors of Timer Bank apply to the prosecutor's office with applications for non-return of deposits Vedomosti

Tinkoff Bank
Tinkoff-Bank contacted Tele2 Kommersant

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
Moody's to Review Halkbank for Downgrade After Deputy CEO Arrest Bloomberg News

VTB Bank
Medvedev reassigned Kostin the head of VTB Banki.ru
VTB President Andrey Kostin, whose contract expired in June 2017, received reassignment Vedomosti
Medvedev signed a directive on the election Siluanov chairman of the Supervisory Board of VTB Vedomosti
VTB sells 25% stake in St Petersburg's airport Financial Times

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